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Adobe Software - Windows - Work at Home

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection

Air for Apple iOS Support Prelude
Adobe Audition Photoshop
Dreamweaver *Adobe Premiere Pro
Fireworks *SpeedGrade
Flash Builder 4.6 *After Effects
Flash Professional *Encore

*Available in Windows 64-bit only.

For more information on Adobe products, visit the Adobe website.

License: Faculty and Staff Only

The home use Adobe software license has the following restrictions:

  1. The Adobe software may be installed on a personal computer if also installed on a Texas State computer.
  2. The Adobe software may NOT be used at the same time on both computers (home and work).
  3. The Adobe software, if also installed on a secondary personal computer, is to be used for Texas State university business purposes only.

See the sections 2.5 and 2.6 in the license agreement below.

If you would like to purchase Adobe products for personal use, select the personal use option on the Adobe for Faculty & Staff or Adobe for Students page.

Adobe Software Download Options

1.  Acrobat XI Pro only (not in Master Collection download)

2.  Photoshop Extended only (also part of Master Collection)

3.  Captivate only (not in Master Collection download)

4.  CS 6 Master Collection


If you have questions about these prerequisites, please contact your department's technical support person (TSP) or the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) for assistance before proceeding.


To install an Adobe application for Windows (University business only)

Check the System Version

It is important that you download the correct version of the Adobe installer for your Windows sytem type.

Click one of the links below to determine whether your computer is using a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system:

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Windows 7

  1. Click on the Windows button in the lower left.
  2. Right click on "Computer" in the pop-up menu.
  3. Select Properties.
  4. Note in the properties window if the system type is 32-bit or 64-bit.

Windows 7 System properties window

Windows XP

  1. From the Start menu, select Run...
  2. Type in winmsd.exe and then click OK.
  3. In the System Summary, locate System Type under item in the details pane.
  4. If the value begins with X86, you are using 32-bit. If the value has 64 in it, you are using 64-bit.

WIndows XP Systems properties window

See this Microsoft web page for more details on how to determine your OS version.


Agree to License

You must agree to comply with the Adobe Software License Agreement and the Texas State Software Code of Ethics as listed below:

Adobe Product License Agreements

Legal notice:
Adobe products are not sold; rather, copies of Adobe products, including Macromedia branded products, are licensed all the way through the distribution channel to the end user. UNLESS YOU HAVE ANOTHER AGREEMENT DIRECTLY WITH ADOBE THAT CONTROLS AND ALTERS YOUR USE OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE ADOBE PRODUCTS, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENTS BELOW APPLY TO YOU. Please read the agreements applicable for the products you want to use. Some software is distributed together as a collection. Please be careful to read the agreement for the software you want to use.


Software Code of Ethics for
Texas State University-San Marcos
Software will be used only in accordance with its license agreement. Unless otherwise provided in the license, any duplication of copyrighted software, except for backup and archival purposes, is a violation of copyright law. In addition to violating copyright law, unauthorized duplication of software is contrary to Texas State University-San Marcos's standards of conduct. The following points are to be followed to comply with software license agreements:
  1. All software is used in accordance with its license agreements.
  2. Licensed software will be provided to all users who need it per the Supported Desktop Software Initiative. No Texas State user may make any unauthorized copies of any software under any circumstances. Anyone found copying software other than for backup purposes is subject to disciplinary action.
  3. The use of any unauthorized copies of software in our organization will not be tolerated. Any person illegally reproducing software can be subject to civil and criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment. We do not condone illegal copying of software under any circumstances and anyone whom makes, uses, or otherwise acquires unauthorized software may be disciplined.
  4. No user may give software to any outsiders, including students, clients, customers, family or friends.
  5. Any user who determines that there may be a misuse of software within the organization will notify the Software Licensing Coordinator for Technology Resources or department head.
  6. All software used by the organization on organization-owned computers will be purchased through appropriate procedures.
  7. See also UPPS 01.04.24, Policy on Copyrighted Microcomputer Software for details on Texas State's policy.
  8. Texas State has entered into an Agreement with Adobe. This software is made available to you because of that Agreement.  The software install is intended for the sole use of the faculty and staff member at Texas State University-San Marcos.
I have read the software code of ethics for Texas State University-San Marcos.   I am fully aware of the organization's software compliance policies and agree to abide by the policies. I understand that violation of any above policies may result in disciplinary sanctions.


Select application to download

Important:  If you have a trial version of Adobe software installed, you must uninstall it before you begin!

Check the box below and select an installation to run.

I will comply with the Adobe Software License Agreement listed above.
I will comply with the Texas State Software Code of Ethics listed above. 
Select the Adobe software to install:
Acrobat XI Pro (32-bit and 64-bit) 501MB
Captivate (32-bit) 824MB
CS 6 Master Collection (32-bit) 2.9GB
Photoshop Extended (32-bit) 698MB
Captivate (64-bit) 918MB
CS 6 Master Collection (64-bit) 6.1GB
   Note: See Master Collection installation instructions below.
Encore Functional Content (64-bit) 961MB
Premiere Functional Content (64-bit) 189MB
Photoshop Extended (64-bit) 1.2GB


Installation instructions for Adobe CS 6 Master Collection

After the download is complete, you will have a AdobeCreativeSuiteMaster ZIP file (for example: AdobeCSMasterCollection6-64bit.zip) on your desktop.

  1. Right click on the AdobeCreativeSuiteMaster ZIP file and select Extract All from the pop-up menu.
  2. Click the Extract button to extract to a folder with the same name as the ZIP file.
  3. Open the folder that the files were extracted to (i.e. AdobeCSMasterCollection6-64bit).
  4. Open the AdobeMasterCollection folder.
  5. Double click on Install.vbs to begin the installation.